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Larry Kudlow, the Director of the United States National Economic Council, says systemic racism doesn’t exist in the United States.
Kudlow told reporters last Wednesday, “I don’t believe there’s systemic racism in the U.S. I’m not gonna go into a long riff on it. Black employment increased 300,000, did you know that? You didn’t, right. So, that’s a big win. And the black employment-to-population ratio went up over a percentage point. That’s a big win.”
Ooh, a percentage point. Hey, Larry, where does black unemployment stand right now? I’ll help you out. It’s around 16%. But let’s go back before the pandemic. For white Americans, unemployment was 3.6%. For black Americans, it was 6.6%. Larry, you’re good at math, right?
So while white and rich Larry, joined by Attorney General William Barr and national security adviser Robert O’Brien claim there’s no systemic racism in this country, the coronavirus has killed three times the number of black Americans as white Americans. That is systemic racism.
Larry also works for Donald Trump, a man who exercised his white privilege and helped advance systemic racism by refusing to rent to blacks. He was sued for it by the Justice Department…twice.
So, rich, old, white Republicans, please keep lecturing us on how there’s no systemic racism.
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